North Creek Trail #413

Area Status: Unreachable

The right fork at Gilbert Trailhead is the North Creek Trail. The route starts out through an old timber harvest unit and then ponderosa pine and Douglas fir forest. At about 1 mile the trail then follows North Creek, at 1.5 miles you enter the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness. The route continues, crossing avalanche paths and sub-alpine forest to north lake.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Area is snow covered in winter. Access roads are groomed snowmobile routes and closed to wheeled vehicles from December 1st to April 1st.
Reservations: No reservations required.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Open Season: July - late October
Best Season: August
Busiest Season: August
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply. Certified weed free hay is required for stock on National forest land.
Closest Towns: Twisp, WA
Water: No potable water
Restroom: At trailhead only
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District

General Information

Directions: From Twisp take the Okanogan County Road 9114 (Twisp River Road) west for 11 miles, then continue west on Forest Service Roads 44 and 4440 for 13.6 miles to Forest Service Road 4440457 to the Twisp Pass-North Creek Trailhead.



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Toilets vault toilet
Picnic tables
Parking Good parking area
Interpretive Site Informative interpretive signs